On this page, there is more information about discipleship, including info on homegroups and web-resources.
Homegroups have 2 main aims: 1) To explore the bible together
and grow in our Christian faith; 2) To be part of the lives of other people
from the Church. Homegroups fit into our
parish priorities of deeper discipleship and caring for each other.
We want to explore the bible because we believe it is
“God-breathed” and that through it, and by God’s Spirit, God speaks to us
today. It is relevant to us because we
learn about who He is, about what He desires for our lives, and how we should
be. We study it together, because God
works and speaks through us too.
Homegroups enable us to have closer relationships with others from the Church. Often we do not get the opportunity on a Sunday after the service to get to know each other well, or to really care about what’s going on in each other’s lives. So homegroups allow time for talking and even praying for each other (although there will also be a separate monthly prayer meeting)If you are interested in being part of a homegroup, please speak with the vicar.
In the second part of 2013, we looked at the 10 commandments, using the J John material for small groups. If you want to refresh your memory on this, see http://just10.org/
We are now going to be studying together the 5 books in the bible which have only 1 chapter, and this will link in with the Modern Evening Service talks.
In addition, there are a number of online resources (if any of the links no longer work, please let us know Contact Us) -
1) If you have recently become a Christian, http://www.nowachristian.org/ from the Church Army is a resource where you get a a free email every day for five weeks that will help you to make your own decisions about the difference that having a Christian faith will make to your life.
2) Foundations 21, from the Bible Reading fellowship (http://www.foundations21.org.uk/) is a website designed to help Christians grow in their faith, where you can choose different pathways, depending on how you learn best.
3) The reJesus website (http://www.rejesus.co.uk/) has different modules that can be explored in relation to the Christ we follow. Content is divided into 4 sections: story, lives, spirituality and creativity.
4) http://www.damaris.org/cm/home/deovox/ is a a free audio devotional relating the Bible to today's culture. You can download a podcast (and if you are new to podcasts, it tells you how to do so). Passages covered include Exodus 1-14, Genesis 1-5 & 12-25, The Psalms, Matthew 5-7, Luke, Colossians, James 1-5, as well as Advent and Easter.
5) Scripture Union produce great daily bible reading guides, where you can read a little bit of the bible each day and have a short explanation or help in application. They now have a free online version at their Wordlive site - see http://www.wordlive.org/Home/145653.id
6) Find the bible verse you want at http://bible.oremus.org/ or http://www.biblegateway.com/
We believe prayer is vital: our lifeline in communication with our Lord. Private prayer is so important, and so is corporate prayer. We have various opportunities to pray with each other:
Below is a feed from the Church of England's Daily prayer, so if you can't make it to church, you can still say the same words as those of us who can. Click on the link to choose Morning, Evening or Night prayer